By Adrian Goldsworthy
Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power. He became Rome's first emperor and ruled for forty-four years before dying peacefully in his bed. The system he created would endure for centuries. Yet, despite his exceptional success, he is a difficult man to pin down, and far less well-known than his great-uncle, Julius Caesar. His story is not always edifying: he murdered his opponents, exiled his daughter when she failed to conform and freely made and broke alliances as he climbed ever higher. However, the peace and stability he fostered were real, and under his rule the empire prospered. Adrian Goldsworthy examines the ancient sources to understand the man and his times.
An Ornament to His Profession
By Charles L. Harness
This collection contains stories covering Harness' repertoire from alternate history, SF about the legal profession, and lyrical and witty stories of science and the arts.
The Age-Defying Diet
By Caroline Apovian
THE AGE-DEFYING DIET provides a revolutionary solution to unwanted weight increase in your 40s and 50s. NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Dr Caroline Apovian, has developed a ground-breaking programme that outsmarts the body's ageing processes and enables readers to reverse the metabolic clock. New studies show that ageing changes the nutritional needs for both men and women in drastically different ways. Muscle loss, which naturally comes with age, thwarts efforts to fight fat and slows metabolism. Diets that seemed to work in your 20s and 30s only sabotage your efforts in your 40s and 50s by slowing your metabolism and leading to dangerous yo-yo dieting. Dr Caroline Apovian has the solution to the unwanted weight increase: Metabolism Reboot. Drawing on her clinical experience and the latest science and research, Dr. Apovian has created a simple 3-week plan that reveals exactly how to combat the effects of aging. By combining the powerful metabolism-boosting effects of intermittent fasting with targeted strength-training exercises, readers will lose weight fast, but they will also fix common complaints of ageing, including night sweats for women and low-testosterone for men. THE AGE-DEFYING DIET will help you burn fat, have more energy and look younger.
The Atlantic Tunnel
By John Russell Fearn
Deep beneath the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists and engineers attempt the most daring and audacious scientific project of all time: the construction of an undersea tunnel between Great Britain and Canada; linking Land's End with Labrador. Canadian and British teams work simultaneously at either end, to converge in the middle. Using scientific methods to fight the crushing pressure and geological and marine perils involved, the brave workers face a far greater hazard - the danger within - from saboteurs!
By Douglas Hill
The Wasteland people, fighting to save the Earth, are being driven into the fearsome radioactive Firesands by the relentless advance of the Slavers.As Finn, Baer and the other warriors gather for a last great struggle the arrival of an alien spaceship reveals a new threat, even more deadly than the robot-like aliens.Finn is captures and enslaved within the mighty walls of the alien Citadel, the Slavers' mountain fortress. Relying on nothing more than his uncanny wilderness instincts, he eventually escapes only to learn the devastating truth about the Slavers and their final plans for Earth and its people.
The Alfie & Zoella A-Z
By Jo Berry
FREE EXCLUSIVE POSTER!THE ALFIE AND ZOELLA A-Z is the ultimate guide to one of the hottest and most popular new celebrity couples. As part of the vlogging super elite, Alfie Deyes and Zoe Sugg (aka 'Zalfie'), have risen to the top of online fame and share their world with millions of devoted followers.Ever since 2013 when they confirmed their romance, the internet superstars have thrilled fans and become huge sensations, both onscreen and off. This book takes a look into their lives, from fledgling romance to cute coupledom, sharing their secrets, showing you how to master their style, and, more importantly, revealing their plans for the future. Jam-packed with everything from fun facts, pranks, puzzles and personal stories to lifestyle tips, beauty guides and style essentials, this book is the one and only must-have fan book for all the Alfie and Zoella followers out there.
The Avenging Martian
By John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
A cosmic atrocity of the ancient past-the murder of the planet Mars by Venusian super-scientists who strip the planet of its air and water, leaving only a handful of survivors on a dying world! Martian scientist Jad Inicus embarks on am amazing scheme of revenge-by sending two young Martians, male and female, to a prehistoric earth. His cry for revenge reverberated down the corridors of centuries, and when it throbbed to awaking in Arnath Layton, his remote ancestor on Earth, the descendants of the malign Venusians were truly doomed! Another cosmic saga of this prolific author, novelized from the pages of Astounding Stories.
Any Other Name
By Craig Johnson
'The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence' New York TimesWalt Longmire is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in a neighbouring county. An old friend, Detective Gerald Holman, has taken his own life, and Lucian wants to know why. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women.Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice . . . Wyoming style.
By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
In an alternate-world Italian Renaissance where the Italian states have formed a federation, the great epic poet Ludovico Ariosto is writing a fantasy adventure set in the New World that reflects the difficulties besetting his patron, Damiano de' Medici. While the Cerrochi in Ariosto's fantasy battle the evil wizard Anatrecacciatore with the help of a heroic version of Ariosto himself, politics and skullduggery plague the Florence-based court of Italia Federata, in which Ariosto becomes enmeshed when he chooses to support the Medicis against those seeking to fracture the Italian union.
By John Glasby, John E. Muller
They came out of the great abyss which lay around the Earth, from the planet of a star so distant that it could not be seen with the naked eye. Their purpose was survival and the conquest of Earth. They were alien and possessed a mysterious force which lay at the very origin of human comprehension; the ability to enter into a man's mind, to make him think the thoughts they chose, to make him hear and see and feel the things they wanted.Against such a force there seemed no defence; for who could say that the man or woman by his side was not motivated by one of these creatures? Who could say that his own thoughts and senses belonged to him and not to some 'thing' seated in some alien way inside his brain?
All Grass Isn't Green
By Erle Stanley Gardner
All that glitters isn't gold.A rich man sends Donald Lam looking for a man - when he really wants to find a woman. A minor missing persons case turns out to be a major one. And a pleasure boat on pontoons serves as a smuggler's ship on wheels.This is a job for detectives who know their fact from fiction, and Bertha Cool and Donald Lam are pitted against people who know too well that all grass isn't green.
The Affairs of Others
By Amy Grace Loyd
For fans of Siri Hustvedt and Nicole Krauss, THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS is an exceptional debut about the awakening of a young widow and 'carries a considerable erotic charge, but there's much more to it besides: grief is Amy Grace Loyd's subject and her narrative is as psychologically acute as it is sensual' (DAILY MAIL). In the five years since her young husband's death, Celia Cassill has retreated from view. She has moved from one New York neighbourhood to another, but she has not moved on. Now the owner of a small apartment building, she has chosen tenants who will not intrude upon her grief.Everything changes when a new tenant moves in upstairs. Intoxicating and dangerous, Hope is on the run from a failed marriage and in thrall to a seductive, sinister man. As her noisy affair destroys the building's quiet, and another tenant disappears, Celia is forced back into contact with life through violence, sex and the secrets barely concealed within the brownstone's walls.
The Alternative Detective
By Robert Sheckley
Hob Draconian, American-born but a two-decade resident of Ibiza and a tie-dyed-in-the-wool hippie philosopher, finds himself in Snuff's Landing, New Jersey, doing import/export work on equipment for communes and a little private eye work on the side as The Alternative Detective Agency. His alternate world exists alongside America and Europe but crosses whole other sets of boundaries and ventures into dimensions that are alien to most normal humans but feel like home to Hob. Sultry blondes, missing persons and mysterious circumstances are standard equipment.
By Pamela Sargent
A girl growing up in an insulated though pleasant environment, with a furry guardian for company, comes to realize that she must be the last human left on earth.
By James Alan Gardner
Four years after Festina Ramos left Melaquin, the "planet of no return," Uclodda Unorr arrives. Unorr is a hired smuggler tasked with gathering evidence of misconduct of the Technocracy's Outward Fleet. Much to his surprise he discovers that Oar, a resident of the planet and last of her kind, is still alive. Though Oar's glass-like body is indestructible, her mind grows weak and will soon fall victim to "apathetic hibernation." Along with her old friend Admiral Festina Ramos, Oar must reveal the true history of Melaquin and expose the ugly deeds of the Outward Fleet before her weary mind surrenders.
The Art of the Sword
By Ru Emerson
The kingdom of Rhadaz has fallen under a dark and deadly shadow, with Chris searching for its magical source. What he gets is more than he bargained for in a willful young woman who has mastered the art of the sword. Her name is Ariadne, a dark beauty with the coil of a cobra and eyes filled with distrust. Reluctantly joining forces, the two of them forge ahead to do battle with Zero, the addictive, dangerous drug that has taken command of Rhadaz. But can they defeat its ruthless overlord, one who has a shocking tie to Ariadne?
By Gregory Benford
A small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500-year-old Mycenaean tomb. An incomprehensible object in an impossible place; its age, its purpose, and its origins are unknown. Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft andespionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war. Its substance has scientists baffled. And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth.It is mystery and madness -- an enigma with no equal in recordedhistory. It is mankind's greatest discovery ... and worst nightmare. It may have already obliterated a world. Ours is next.
By Dell Shannon
'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald TribuneIreland, 1749. Dennis McDermott, a witty, charming and daring young man with shades of the Scarlet Pimpernel, lives two lives in eighteenth-century Dublin. Fashionable society idolises him as a handsome, rakish man of their world, never suspecting that he is the mysterious leader of the Irish underground whose nightly missions continue to outwit the British authorities.But Dennis' cover as an Anglophile who has renounced his Gaelic roots is under threat from an ever-more inquisitive policeman, and he also is embroiled in another cat-and-mouse game . . . falling in love.
The Anatomy of Liverpool
By Jonathan Wilson, Scott Murray
Jonathan Wilson and Scott Murray provide a forensic analysis of ten key Liverpool games that have shaped the club's fortunes over the last century: from the long-lost triumphs of Tom Watson (a 19th-century Bill Shankly) to 1970s European triumphs over the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach and the mind-blowing 2005 comeback against AC Milan.Aston Villa v. LiverpoolApril 1899Wolves v. LiverpoolMay 1947Liverpool v. LeedsFA Cup final, May 1965Liverpool v. Crvena ZvezdaNovember 1973Liverpool v. Borussia MönchengladbachEuropean Cup final, May 1977Liverpool v. RomaEuropean Cup final, May 1984Liverpool v. Nottingham ForestApril 1988Everton v. LiverpoolFebruary 1991Roma v. LiverpoolFebruary 2001AC Milan v. LiverpoolChampions League final, May 2005
By Michael Connelly
A lawyer is found murdered on the eve of a landmark trial at the foot of Angels Flight in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The superb sixth Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. BOSCH TV STARTS FEBRUARY 2015.Harry Bosch finds himself yet again in charge of a case that no one else will touch. This time his job is to nail the killer of hot shot black lawyer Howard Elias. Elias has been found murdered on the eve of going to court on behalf of Michael Harris, a man the LAPD believes guilty of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl. Elias had let it be known that the aim of his civil case was not only to reveal the real killer but to target and bring down the racist cops who beat up his client during a violent interrogation. Now it's all down to Bosch - and he's got to take a long, hard look at some of his colleagues in a police department that is rife with suspicion and hatred.